There’s the Long Range Module, Close Focus Module, UWC (Parabolic Dish), Flex Probes, why so many modules? While the main scanning module will be used for most leak and electric emissions, there are always going to be situations where specialized modules will improve your chances of locating a problem. When electric emissions or leak conditions make it difficult or hazardous to access a test point, the Long Range Module and the parabolic dish (UWC) are often employed. They both make it easy to locate an emission at a distance. Many high voltage and HAZMAT scans incorporate the UWC (parabolic dish) due to its extreme narrow field of view (5o). The LRM is more generally incorporated into standard route inspections for leaks and substation inspections.
The Close Focus Module is a very useful tool for locating low level emissions such as in vacuum (negative pressure) systems and small pressurized leaks. Originally developed for the vacuum bagging process in composites, it has spread out to many fields including pharmaceutical, power, petrochemical and many other processing industries.
Flex Probes offer a unique solution to find leaks that occur in complex piping arrangements or are difficult to isolate due to the angle of emission. These probes can be bent to accommodate odd angles and manipulated around objects to identify the location of the leak.